Vard has contracted TMC Compressors to supply an energy-efficient marine compressed air system for installation on a stern trawler being built for Norwegian fishing company Nergård Havfiske.
The system will consist of two control and service air compressors plus air dryers.
The compressors will utilise a frequency-controlled technology that offers precise control of the compressor speed. The speed of the electrical motor will adjust itself according to what is required to produce the exact air volume necessary to meet the actual compressed air consumption at all times.
In turn, lower air consumption requires less speed on the compressor, and this directly results in less power consumption.
The latest maritime gear and service news from across the globe.